Press Report: Multiple Wins for WCAC

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club grabbed a fistful of medals at the weekend.

The purple-vested outfit celebrated a British champion, 34 Cheshire titles, and two Merseyside titles during an action-packed 48 hours.

Andy Parker represented West Cheshire AC at Derby’s Moorways Stadium in the British Masters Track and Field Championships and clocked a winning time of 52.45 seconds in the over-40 men’s 400m final.

Emma Holmes pocketed no fewer than five victories at the Cheshire Track and Field Championships hosted by her club, West Cheshire AC, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, winning the under 17 ladies long jump (4.79m), shot (8.11m), 200m (26.90), 300m (43.29), and high jump (1-45m).

Sophie Percival grabbed a hat-trick of titles in the senior women’s javelin (37.75m), shot (10.69m) and discus (27.86m).

And her coach, Dave McKay, followed suit with victories in the senior men’s shot (10.89m), javelin (48.15m), and hammer (41.63m).

Charlotte Austin cleared a winning height of 1-30m in the under 13 girls high jump, while Holly Bosworth won the under 15 girls high jump with 1-50m; Noah Woolgar cleared 1-25m for success in the under 13 boys high jump, and Nathan Brassington grabbed glory in the under 15 boys high jump (1-60m), and shot (11.67m).

Harriet Wheeler hit 40.40m for success in the under 15 girls javelin, and Isla Entwistle powered her way to victory in the under 13 girls javelin (30.22m).

Lewis Parsons claimed a double success story in the under 15 boys 100m (11.85) and 200m (23.89), while Ruby Phillips won the under 13 girls 75m (10.84) and 150m (21.41) titles.

Carys Roberts grabbed glory in the under 17 ladies 800m (2:17.41) and 1500m (4:54.78), and Kara Stoll won the under 15 girls hammer (29.30m) and discus (21.84m).

Liam Davoren won the senior men’s 800m (2:20.61) and 400m (56.43m), and Emily Owen clocked 12.50 to claim the under 15 girls 100m title.

Nathan Broomfield rounded the under 17 men’s 400m hurdles in a winning time of 65.87, while Ruby Wisbey clocked a winning time of 12.53 in the under 17 ladies 100m.

Carol Parsons won the senior ladies 5,000m (23.89), while Abigail Cartwright won the senior ladies triple jump (8.67m), and Beth McMahon rounded the senior ladies 400m in a winning time of 60.81.

BROTHER and sister, Luke and Sophie Haslam, both celebrated success while representing West Cheshire AC at Wavertree, Liverpool, in the Merseyside Championships.

Luke won both the under 15 boys javelin (30.31m) and discus (20.06m), while Sophie rounded the under 15 girls 800m in a winning time of 2:27.99.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Sunday (11.45am start).

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24th August 2021
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